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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

DAY 21 – “NHL PLAYOFF PASS” – WILD HOST BLACKHAWKS ON NBCSN, DUCKS VISIT FLAMES ON USA NETWORK IN WESTERN CONFERENCE GAME 3 DOUBLEHEADER TONIGHT

Game 3 – (3) Blackhawks-(4) Wild – Blackhawks Lead 2-0 – Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Game 3 – (1) Ducks-(3) Flames – Ducks Lead 2-0 – Tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET on USA Network

Pre-Game Coverage Begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live

Blackhawks-Wild Game 2 is NBCSN’s Most-Watched Game of Postseason; Rangers-Capitals Game 3 Telecast Delivers Ratings Milestone in New York

 

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 5, 2015 – NBC Sports Group continues its comprehensive NHL Stanley Cup Playoff coverage tonight with a pair of Western Conference Game 3 matchups, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Zach Parise and the (4) Minnesota Wild host Jonathan Toews and the (3) Chicago Blackhawks.

Game 3 action continues at 9:30 p.m. ET on USA Network, when Johnny Gaudreau and the (3) Calgary Flames host Corey Perry and the (1) Anaheim Ducks.

Pre-game coverage begins on NBCSN at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, with analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick. Kathryn Tappen will host USA Network’s studio coverage, alongside analyst and former players Anson Carter and Brian Boucher.

 


BLACKHAWKS-WILD GAME 2 IS NBCSN’S MOST-WATCHED GAME OF POSTSEASON; RANGERS-CAPITALS GAME 3 TELECAST DELIVERS RATINGS MILESTONE IN NEW YORK

Sunday night’s Game 2 Wild-Blackhawks telecast (8:47-11:20 p.m. ET) on NBCSN, in which Chicago defeated Minnesota 4-1, averaged 2.045 million viewers, making it NBCSN’s most-watched game of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the most-watched non-elimination second-round game on NBCSN on record.

In addition, last night’s Rangers-Capitals Game 3 matchup on NBCSN (7:32-10:11 p.m. ET), in which Washington defeat New York 1-0, delivered a 4.9 rating in New York, making it the second highest-rated Round 2 Rangers game on NBCSN ever in the New York market, trailing only last year’s Game 7 contest against Pittsburgh (5.8).

 

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“NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, plus information and highlights. The Pass will be published weekdays to preview that evening’s games. Friday editions will include weekend information.

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All Stanley Cup Playoff games will be presented on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and NHL Network. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC via “TV Everywhere.

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THE PASS – TUESDAY, MAY 5 (All times ET)

 

Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury,
Jeremy Roenick
8 p.m. Game 3 – (3) Chicago at (4) Minnesota NBCSN Kenny Albert, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
9:30 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Anaheim at (3) Calgary USA Network Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) USA Network Kathryn Tappen, Anson Carter,
Brian Boucher

 

 

GAME 3 – (3) BLACKHAWKS-(4) WILD – TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – BLACKHAWKS LEAD 2-0

The Minnesota Wild host the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of their second-round series tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as the Wild look for a win at home to cut into its 2-0 series deficit. Chicago built its lead with a 4-1 win in Game 2 on Sunday night, as Patrick Kane scored twice in the victory. In their last matchup in Minnesota on Feb. 3, goaltender Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves and captain Mikko Koivu added a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win for the Wild.

Kenny Albert (play-by-play), U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

 


GAME 3 – (1) DUCKS-(3) FLAMES – TONIGHT AT 9:30 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK – DUCKS LEAD 2-0

The Anaheim Ducks look to continue their impressive start to the Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight in Calgary, when they face the Flames in Game 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. The Ducks are a perfect 6-0 to start the playoffs, including a pair of wins in Games 1 and 2 over the Flames in Anaheim to begin their second-round series. In Game 2, goaltender Fredrik Andersen made 30 saves in a 3-0 shutout win, while forward Corey Perry added two assists to give him a league-leading 13 points (5g/8a) through just six games in the postseason.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alta.

 

 

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

For the fourth consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.

 

Network Games
NBC 9
NBCSN 30
USA Network 6
CNBC 10
NHL-N 1
Total 56

 

One-goal Games: 27

OT games: 11

 


COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

Comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via NBC Sports Regional Networks, available in more than 50 million U.S. households. Comcast SportsNet Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will provide the hometown fans of the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals, respectively, with comprehensive coverage throughout their teams’ Stanley Cup Playoff runs, including pre- and post-game shows and extensive on-line coverage via Comcast SportsNet’s team of NHL Insiders.


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COVERAGE

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